Eastbound Transatlantic Crossing - 7 nights, Sep 2018

M834 leaving New York for 7 nights from 9 September to 16 September 2018 on board Queen Mary 2

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Our classic Transatlantic Crossing leads east from a memorable New York send-off. Seven nights and six days to Southampton create a uniquely relaxed, sociable and sophisticated experience, with a wealth of activities to fill every moment and the luxury of time to unwind.

Staterooms & Fares

Taxes, fees and port expenses of $77.03 are additional.

  • Queen Mary 2

    The newly Remastered Queen Mary 2 is the epitome of a luxury liner. The flagship of the Cunard fleet offers the last word in travel luxury – from the largest ballroom at sea to the sumptuous Commodore Club.

  • View Ports & Excursions

    Learn more about the itinerary of this cruise and possible shore excursions available at each port.

On Board Speakers

Colin Hobbs
Colin Hobbs - Aviation

Colin Hobbs has spent virtually all of his career (over 35 years) in the civil aviation industry, principally running Airports and Airlines, and has a deep knowledge of the business both in front of and behind the scenes.

He started as a sponsored Business Studies graduate of H J HEINZ company, and joined BAA (British Airports Authority) at Heathrow Airport in 1971. In 1974 he moved to British Airways and held a variety of Airline Operations and Marketing posts in UK and overseas.

In 1981 he joined International Aeradio leading teams bidding for aviation contracts worldwide. He was appointed Head of Aviation Marketing and lived in Dubai for two years.

In 1987 he accepted an offer to rejoin BAA to launch Stansted as London’s new major airport and in 1991, following the Opening of the Airport by Her Majesty the Queen, Stansted Airport was the overall winner of the AOCI Communications Excellence award from 260 entries worldwide.

Following a secondment as Managing Director of the London Tourist Board, he was appointed Managing Director of Southampton Airport by BAA in 1996 and Chief Executive of the Oman Airports Management Company, a joint venture between BAA and the Government of the Sultanate of Oman in 2001 and lived in Oman for over 3 years.

He has spoken widely to business and social groups in the UK and overseas and has been Master of Ceremonies on several occasions for charity and entertainment events.

He is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Transport and a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Marketing and is a Justice of the Peace.

Derek Tedder
Derek Tedder - Broadcaster & Journalist

After twenty five years covering the top stories as a television and radio news correspondent at the BBC, ITV and Sky, in 2009 Derek Tedder moved to the Ministry of Defence and is now the Editor of the Army Production Team for the British Army.

After twenty five years covering the top stories as a television and radio news correspondent at the BBC, ITV and Sky, in 2009 Derek Tedder moved to the Ministry of Defence and is now the Editor of the Army Production Team for the British Army.

He heads up a team of specialist military news gathering professionals deployed to the world’s most dangerous and hostile environments.  He and his team embed with the troops to provide the UK’s broadcast media with news footage, audio content and photographic images which showcase the work of the British Army on operations including in Afghanistan.  They gather material which the networks are not able to gain for themselves for reasons of operational necessity or national security.

Throughout his career within the broadcast news business, Derek spent several years as a news anchor.  In addition to his operational duties, he also trains and mentors the Army’s General staff on how to best handle challenging and combative interviews during television and radio appearances.  

Speakers may be subject to change.
Dr Andrew Adam
Dr Andrew Adam - Scientist & Medical Historian

For many years Dr Adam lectured in pathology and demonstrated anatomy to doctors, nurses and paramedics. He also lectured to police officers and service personnel and presented scientific papers at national and international meetings. He was a visiting assistant professor and lecturer at the United Services University of Health Sciences in Bethesda, Maryland.

Andrew read history at Oxford before embarking on journalism, then switched to reading medicine at The Middlesex Hospital. He paid his way through medical school by an unholy mixture of journalism, male modelling and cabaret.

He spent 16 years as a medical officer in the RAF where he qualified as a pathologist and gained expertise in fatal aircraft crash investigations. He also served with the U.S. Air Force in Washington D.C.

After the RAF, he became a consultant pathologist in Somerset. Now in retirement, he writes, lectures, does historical research and works as a voluntary police chaplain.


Relax, Discover and Delight

  • White Star Service
    White Star Service

    White Star Service is something you'll experience from your first moment on board. How do we describe it? It's the warmth of that first welcome, the white-gloved hand that serves fresh fruit, or afternoon tea, and the polite yet friendly greeting in the corridor. It's a service so discreet you barely notice it, yet is always ready to help.

  • Total comfort
    Total comfort

    The beauty of a Cunard cruise is that every moment is yours to do exactly what you want. You can be sociable from morning until night, or find your own quiet corner. You can stay active from dawn until dusk, or just enjoy the glorious leisure. It's up to you.

  • Taking it easy
    Taking it easy

    How about some holiday reading to pass the morning? You'll definitely find a page-turner in the largest library at sea. Or perhaps you'll spend the morning browsing the daily programme that lists all of the activities and events for the day ahead.

  • Take in the view
    Take in the view

    As you sail into beautiful destinations, you can take in the view while relaxing on deck. You may even want to rise a few hours early and take in the sunrise.

  • Promenade deck
    Promenade deck

    Wake yourself up with a brisk walk or breezy jog around our promenade deck. Three laps make a mile!

  • Breakfast

    How will you take your breakfast this morning? Perhaps a fresh croissant from the Remastered King's Court buffet, maybe fresh coffee in the Carinthia Lounge, a delicious hot meal from your allocated restaurant or you may even want to take breakfast in the comfort of your stateroom. It's up to you.

  • Socialising

    Our ships are remarkably sociable, with plenty of activities and opportunities for you to meet fellow guests and make new friends. We also hold sessions especially for solo travellers to meet up should you wish. Don't forget, if your holiday is all about finding your own quiet time - there are plenty of ways for you to do this too.

  • Special occasions
    Special occasions

    Every Cunard voyage is a memorable event in its own right, which is exactly why so many guests choose to celebrate important events such as birthdays, anniversaries or weddings on board. Whatever your reason to celebrate, we can help make your special occasion even more memorable with our range of unique celebration and gift packages.

  • Canyon Ranch SpaClub
    Canyon Ranch SpaClub

    Enjoy the ultimate in pampering and wellness at the exquisite on board Canyon Ranch SpaClub®. Indulge in signature Canyon Ranch massages, treatments and facials from the classic Canyon Stone Massage or Rasul Ceremony, to exotic Ayurvedic or Thai treatments.

  • Sports

    Work off last night's delicious meal with a few laps around the running track or an energetic game on the sports court. Or for a more leisurely activity, why not try the traditional nautical games of shuffleboard and deck quoits.

  • Your favourite pastimes
    Your favourite pastimes

    Find time for your favourite pastimes in the afternoon - whether it's bridge, a board game, or getting lost in a good book. When you're in the mood for a little friendly competition there are tournaments throughout the day from quizzes to quoits.

  • Library
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  • Afternoon Tea
    Afternoon Tea

    Soon enough after lunch, it'll be time for our famous Afternoon Tea, served with freshly baked scones and mouth-watering sandwiches. You can set your watch by it, and it's beautifully presented as always by white gloved waiters.

  • Lunch

    Lunch presents you with several delicious choices. The remastered Kings Court offers a wide selection of freshly prepared dishes in a casual setting. Alternatively, the Golden Lion's pub menu has a choice of all the traditional pub fare. Or, of course, fine dining can be enjoyed in your allocated restaurant or The Verandah. The choice is yours.

  • Space to unwind
    Space to unwind

    Relaxation happens so easily on our ships. Early on you'll realise just how carefree everything is. This feeling comes from the friendliness, comfort and space around you, and knowing that every day is your own.

  • The Canyon Ranch SpaClub
    The Canyon Ranch SpaClub

    Let yourself drift away and be pampered. The superb spa on board, just moments away, can lift you to another level of relaxation. Here you can slow the pace with that hot stone massage you keep promising yourself...

  • Wine packages
    Wine packages

    Treat yourself or your friends to a bottle of crisp white or full-bodied red from Cunard’s well-stocked cellar. We can deliver it to your table at dinner or have it waiting for you in your stateroom. For a special celebration, why not put a bottle of bubbly on ice?

  • Illuminations

    Take a virtual ride into outer space, view the stars and other visual spectacles or take a course on celestial navigation in Illuminations, Queen Mary 2's full-scale Planetarium and the only Planetarium at sea! Each day sees a new show to tantalise your imagination.

  • Music

    Enjoy the soft relaxing music from the beautiful ivory keys played by Queen Mary 2’s talented resident pianist.

  • Shopping

    Once you've had lunch, why not enjoy some extraordinary shopping from top boutiques and brands such as Aspinal of London and H.Stern, in addition to exquisite jewellery, high fashion and further voyage souvenirs.

  • A sense of occasion
    A sense of occasion

    There's nothing quite like watching the sun set from the scenic Commodore Club, clinking flutes in the Champagne Bar or the social hubbub of the Captain's Cocktail reception. Evenings on board offer an array of priceless moments that will stay with you for years to come.

  • Queens Room
    Queens Room

    In the Queens Room, the full orchestra fills the floor, whether on Big Band nights or at a dazzling ball, when you can put today's tango lessons to good use.

  • The Royal Court Theatre
    The Royal Court Theatre

    Cast your eye over the Martini menu before you take your seat for a thrilling music and dance extravaganza in the magnificent Royal Court Theatre. Watch lavish musicals and unforgettable hi-tech productions performed by the Cunard Royal Dancers and Singers in this elegant two-deck setting.

  • The Empire Casino
    The Empire Casino

    Step into the Monte Carlo-inspired Empire Casino which offers a full variety of opportunities to tempt Lady Luck.

  • Dine in style
    Dine in style

    What's on the menu tonight? Chateaubriand or sea bass at your reserved restaurant table, reservations at The Verandah restaurant to sample fine dining with a French flavour, or relishing every mouthful of the menu at Lotus, whose delicacies include snow crab soup and duck spring rolls.

  • Bars and lounges
    Bars and lounges

    Whether you're looking for a celebratory glass of fine champagne, a post dinner cocktail or a light refreshment during the day, our wonderful bars and lounges are renowned as some of the most comfortable and stylish at sea.

  • Dancing

    Here's your chance to foxtrot in the largest ballroom at sea. There is no better place to hone your dancing skills than under the dramatic high ceiling of the Queens Room ballroom, with its beautiful crystal chandeliers.

  • Sumptuous accommodation
    Sumptuous accommodation

    After the evening's entertainment, retire to your own personal sanctuary. Whether Britannia stateroom or Grills suite, you'll be sure to get an amazing night's sleep and awake refreshed to enjoy whatever tomorrow brings.

  • Masquerade ball
    Masquerade ball

    Travel back to the grand old days of Venice at one of our Masquerade balls. Every evening on board is a real event and attending one of our balls in the Queens Room means you're in for a truly special evening.

  • Music

    A delightful array of musical masterpieces await your presence on board. The string quartet is the perfect accompaniment to white-gloved Afternoon Tea. Or perhaps you'll prefer the sultry sounds of the jazz band in the Chart Room while you savour a pre-dinner canapé.